Is there a difference between sushi rice?
You bet there are.
As a starting point, one can say that the better the quality of rice used for sushi the better the cooked rice is.
In addition, there is a big difference in the quality of the rice being produced in the USA, Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.
Japanese sushi rice is not necessarily the best rice to buy if you have never cooked sushi rice before. As a “beginner” one must go for the easiest rice to cook as it is one’s experience with cooking different rice varieties, which determines how good the quality is on the cooked rice.
Yes, it is a whole science if you want to learn how to cook sushi rice that is of such a quality that it is suitable for being served in a restaurant.
At the Sushi course for beginners I talk more about which sushi rice is best suited for beginners.
Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.